Health Equity and Antimicrobial Resistance: What You Need to Know

Health Equity and Antimicrobial Resistance: What You Need to Know

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Recorded On: 04/26/2023


This session was part of the Sepsis Alliance AMR Conference 2023.

Health disparities are closely associated with socioeconomic disadvantages or other characteristics historically associated with discrimination or exclusion. Antibiotic stewardship activities aimed at improving antibiotic prescribing and use could create or worsen disparities in communities with fewer resources. By not addressing these disparities, harmful consequences may result from inappropriate usage of antibiotics, including worsening the burden of antimicrobial resistance.

In this session, ways to eliminate implicit bias and ensure equitable distribution of representation and resources across health care is discussed, as well as efforts to address health inequities while also addressing antimicrobial resistance grounded in targeted, solution-oriented strategies.

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of the session, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe current literature on health equity and antimicrobial resistance;
  • Discuss efforts that institutions can make on a local and regional level to investigate and mitigate these health inequities. 

Target Audience: 

Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.0 contact hours.

Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance for 0.75 contact hours.

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